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St Helens Plains: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Gulgurn Manja Shelter - Laharum


Gulgurn Manja (pronounced Gulkurn Manya) meaning hands of young people, is a rock shelter at the northern tip of Gariwerd. From here the small groups of Jardwadjali would have been ideally positioned to see the fires of other groups on the plains to the north.

They also used the local finegrained sandstone to make stone tools. Marks where stone has been broken from the walls can still be seen in this shelter.

The paintings at Gulgurn Manja include bars, emu tracks and handprints. Handprints such as these are only found in northern Gariwerd, and many here were done by children, hence the Aboriginal name for the site. These paintings were part of a unique local art style which was used to tell stories and pass on the law of the people.




Flat Rock Road,
PO Box 81
Laharum, VIC, 3401

Located 10.1K from St Helens Plains

Ngamadjidj Shelter - Wartook Valley


Ngamadjidj (pronounced NG as in sing, DJ as in jaw) is on the western edge of the ranges near a small secluded waterhole. Remains of campfires and stone tools used by the Jardwadjali have been found here, which suggests it was a favoured camping place. The paintings at this site are unusual because only white clay was used.

Elsewhere in Gariwerd the paintings were mostly done with red pigment. The remnants of sixteen painted figures are on this panel, but some are becoming very faint. Unfortunately nothing is known about the meaning of these paintings. The traditional lifestyle of the Jarwadjali was destroyed before it could be recorded.




Millar Road,
PO Box 81
Laharum, VIC, 3401

Located 15.1K from St Helens Plains

Grampians Olive Co. (Toscana)


Established in 1943 and 100% family owned and operated, Toscana are one of Australia's oldest olive groves. Heritage trees, dryland organic farming, a Mediterranean growing climate and a passion for quality combine to create olive oils.

Grampians Olive Co is home to the historic Toscana Olives - the perfect stop on your Grampians day trip. Enjoy free tastings of the estate-produced premium organic olive oils in the farm shop, including the distinctive range of infusions, table olives and artisan vinegars. A selection of dukkahs, honey and farmgate exclusive seasonal preserves made on the grove are also available.

Espresso coffee and lunch platters can also be enjoyed while taking in the tranquil surrounds. Or take a tour and learn about the process from olive tree to bottle: from sustainable organic growing to harvesting, cold-pressing and hand-bottling. During harvest season which is May to June , you can watch the team cold pressing fresh organic olives into oil. The press is the only one in the region and reduces the time between picking the olives and pressing them, maximising flavour and retaining antioxidants.




376 Olive Plantation Road
Laharum, VIC, 3401

Located 16.3K from St Helens Plains

St Helens Plains: Events

Horsham and District Relay for Life 2018


This Cancer Council events involves approximately 45 teams walking over 18 hours to raise funds and awareness to help fight cancer.

Put together a team from work, family or social group to walk in memory or in honour. The event features special ceremonies, live entertainment and activities suitable for all ages.

For further information or to register visit the website.


Event Dates
2018
      16th Mar
      17th Mar


Menadue Street
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 19.5K from St Helens Plains

Haven Market


All are welcome to the Haven Market held on the first Saturday of each month (with the exception of January).

Convened by the Haven Recreation Reserve committee, all funds raised are used to improve facilities for the benefit of the community, the local primary school and visitors.

Hundreds of people enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Market located in a picturesque bush setting only five minutes from the city centre of Horsham.

There is always a diverse range of stalls from delicious homemade sauces, relish, cakes and jams, locally grown honey, organic vegetables, bread and buns, through to locally made arts and crafts, baby produce, plants and many others.

Sit and enjoy a cappuccino or hot chocolate, or indulge in a hot jam doughnut while listening to the live music.

The Market is renowned for its Egg and Bacon Muffin Breakfast supplied by the local tennis club, followed by a barbecue supplied by the local primary school.

Please don't miss Haven's monthly market, it is a very popular event, not just for the produce it provides but also the welcoming community spirit of the bush.


Event Dates
2017
      4th Nov
      2nd Dec


4378 Henty Highway
Haven, VIC, 3401

Located 19.8K from St Helens Plains

Nutbush Dancing World Record Attempt in Horsham


The Nutbush Dancing World Record Attempt is a community event to encourage fun, participation, physical exercise and to set a new World Record.

The current Guinness World Record of 254 Dancers, dancing for five minutes and 15 seconds was created in Horsham in November 2015. The team is hoping to increase this number of dancers in 2017 so that Horsham remains the Nutbush Dance capital of the World.

The age range of the dancers is between eight and 90, so nearly everyone is welcome to have a go. Leading up to the attempt, dance classes will be held around Horsham to make sure you are all doing the correct steps. For more information check out the website.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Nov


Ocallaghans Parade
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.1K from St Helens Plains

The Great Wimmera River Duck Race


The Great Wimmera River Duck Race will take place in Horsham at Sawyer Park, Dixon Drive. This event is a fundraiser for the Wimmera Health Care Group as part of the Kannamaroo Weekend.

First duck wins a $1000 Visa Gift Card, second duck a $500 Visa Gift Card, third duck a $250 Visa Gift Card.

Ducks $5 each.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov


Dixon Drive
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.2K from St Helens Plains

Horsham Country Music Festival 2018


The 11th Horsham Country Music Festival will be held from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 March 2018, with another excellent artist line up.

The line up will include Brian Letton, Johanna Hemara, Sandie Dodd, Col Perkins, Graham Rodger, Kiara Rodrigues, Venessa Warra and Bill Gray plus many more. Official Program to be released late 2017.

Full festival passes will be available from November 2017.


Event Dates
2018
      22nd Mar
      23rd Mar
      24th Mar
      25th Mar


1 Hocking Street
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.2K from St Helens Plains

White Ribbon Walk Wimmera


Wimmera White Ribbon Street Walk - a road to safer lives. Starting at the Horsham Aquatic Centre Car Park at 12:30pm, the event is to promote health relationships, gender equity and eradicate family violence from the region. The walk will conclude at May Park.

Globally, White Ribbon is the world's largest male-led movement to end men's violence against women. Originating in Canada in 1991, White Ribbon is now active in more than 60 countries.


Event Dates
2017
      24th Nov


53 Hamilton Street
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.4K from St Helens Plains

St Helens Plains: Travel Tips

Horsham and Grampians Visitor Information Centre


Horsham and Grampians Visitor Information Centre is an accredited Victorian Visitor Information Centre, offering visitors a wide range of facilities and high quality, friendly service.

Open daily (except for Christmas Day) staff are ready to provide a high standard of customer service to all visitors accessing the Centre.

Providing visitors with a comprehensive range of up to date information on Victoria and South Australia regions; in particular the northern side of the Grampians jigsaw region, otherwise known as the Wimmera.




20 O'Callaghan Parade
Horsham, VIC, 3400

Located 20.2K from St Helens Plains

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